Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Maintainer 2

Recruitment #201102-3488PS-001


Want to work at one of Connecticut's beautiful state parks?

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an EP Maintainer 2 within the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks and Public Outreach Division! The current vacancy is located at the Lake Waramaug Management Unit in New Preston, CT.

This is a full time, 40 hours-per-week position on first shift.

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

If hired to this position, some of your duties may include:
  • Performing general maintenance and moderately skilled maintenance work at Lake Waramaug facilities (on land, buildings, and equipment).
  • Sharpening saws and axes.
  • Completing plumbing tasks, rough carpentry, painting, and minor electrical repairs.
  • Operating and maintaining trucks, tractors, boats, and related equipment.
  • Planting, transplanting, cutting, and pruning.
  • Perform related duties as required (see "Examples of Duties" below)

Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike. These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking. 

The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources lead the agency’s outdoor recreation efforts by acquiring and managing lands with an eye toward providing public use that is compatible with long term protection of natural resources.

Selection Plan

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. 

This posting will be used to create a pool of candidates to fill future vacancies as they occur. To be considered for these opportunities, you must submit a completed application through JobAps before the closing date. Permanent assignment to any of these future vacancies are subject to all mandatory requirements.

Any questions about this recruitment should be directed to the recruiter, Jake Ferrari, at


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing maintenance and moderately skilled tasks in trade practices.


Performs general maintenance and moderately skilled maintenance work at facilities owned by or under control of Department land, buildings and equipment including but not limited to simple automotive repairs and light equipment repairs; sharpens saws and axes; performs simple plumbing tasks such as a union change or faucet repairs, rough carpentry, painting, minor electrical repairs, etc.; operates and maintains trucks, tractors, boats and related equipment; uses and maintains fire fighting equipment; may lead a small seasonal crew or group of fire fighters; may do planting, transplanting, cutting and pruning; may perform tasks relating to care, propagation and stocking of fish including maintenance and repair of hatchery and stocking equipment; may work with blueprints and specifications; may work with support services in areas of general maintenance of lands, buildings and dams; may perform patrol and fire fighting activities; may act as a firefighter; may perform clerical duties of very limited duration; may perform emergency first aid as needed; performs related duties as required.


Interpersonal skills; ability to perform general maintenance and semi-skilled trade tasks; ability to operate and make repairs to small tools and mechanical equipment; ability to follow general instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


One (1) year of experience in maintenance and repair work.


Graduation from a secondary school with specialization in a trade pertinent to the operation, maintenance and development of natural resources may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Good interpersonal skills including oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience managing conflict and team building.
  • Experience with a personal computer and software including Microsoft Office.
  • Experience and knowledge leading lower level employees.
  • Ability to work weekends, nights, early morning and/or holidays as required
  • Experience in the operations of parks and recreation facilities


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid certificate and CPR certificate.
2. Incumbents engaged in the operation of heavy equipment will be required to possess and retain the necessary current licenses, permits and or certifications as required by Federal and State laws and regulations.
3. Incumbents performing skilled trade work may be required to possess and retain appropriate current licenses and or certifications as required by a particular trade.
4. Incumbents may be required to operate a motor vehicle and to possess and retain the appropriate valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license, such as a Commercial Driver's License.


Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury working under varying weather conditions, lifting moderate weights and handling chemical solutions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.